67 Percent of Polled Population in Holland Back Israel in Present Conflict

A poll of the Dutch population on the Middle East situation showed today that 67 percent of those queried favored the Israeli cause in the conflict with the Arab states. More than 25 percent of those polled were neutral on the question and another seven percent had no opinion. Less than one half of one percent favored the Arab cause.

Meanwhile, the Ashkenazi, Sephardi and Liberal Jewish communities in the Netherlands wired Foreign Minister Joseph Luns drawing his attention to the current wave of persecution and attacks on Jews in various Arab countries and urging the intervention of the Dutch Government in cooperation with other members of the United Nations in ending the excesses.

The Jewish community continued with additional efforts on behalf of Israel with the departure of another group of volunteers to help in the reconstruction of Kibbutz Gadot in Galilee which suffered during the recent fighting with Syria. The Dutch Order of Freemasons donated 25,000 guilders (about $6,000) to its Israeli counterpart along with a similar sum to the Dutch Red Cross for aid to Israel.

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